The GIII Apparel Group

  • Handbag Designer - Calvin Klein (G-III Apparel Group)

    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    G-III Apparel Group, the world's premier designer and manufacturer of quality leather outerwear, dresses, women's suits, sportswear and accessories, with a comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and wholly-owned brands, including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi’s, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others is seeking a handbag designer to join the Calvin Klein team based in New York City.




    • Research current trends and forecast evolution on said trends within our brand identity
    • Apply findings from research (including blog, magazine, store, street-style, vintage exploration) to a seasonally relevant, cohesive collection that is well balanced in fabrication and thoroughly merchandised
    • Communicate seasonal concept/design intent to factories - request preliminary treatments + mock-ups
    • Attend vendor meetings and work on product concepts with Trim Team – follow trim full cycle to production 


    Sample Phase



    • Generate tech-packs with clear silhouette, garment construction, and trim information to overseas factories
    • Evaluate collection standing and sketch + refabricate to support seasonal objectives within line plan/SKU count
    • Exaggerate visual cues to reinforce concept + transcribe amplified garments to runway program with stylist 
    • Support Collection to ProductionSupport Collection to Production
    • Follow garment to production with Trim Buyer + Production Managers – ensuring correct development + color allocation applied to each body
    • Field Merchandising Requests


    • 5+ years of Industry experience (including retail, wholesale, pattern drafting + draping, print design.)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Design
    • Handbag experience and interest a must
    • Action oriented
    • Timely decision making
    • Functional/Technical skills
    • Integrity and trust
    • Learning on the fly
    • Listening
    • Organizing
    • Drive for results
    • Self – development
    • Self knowledge


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